1001 Odysseys

Created by Chris Cieslik

An adventure board game with storybooks full of journeys to visit new worlds, meet quirky aliens, and make many, many branching choices. 1-4 Players, 30-60 minutes per chapter.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Gameplay PDF, Final Week, and Terragast!
over 5 years ago – Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 12:12:52 AM

Hello Space Adventurers! We come bearing news, craft fairs, and shiny PDFs.

Gameplay Walkthrough PDF

We've shared videos of our playthroughs of the first Chapter of one of the 1001 Odysseys stories, but we thought you might like a deeper dive into the mechanics. This PDF contains a walkthrough showing how the different roles of the Odyssey bridge crew interact with the Story Book and the other game components. You can also read examples of the in-game writing!

Final Week + Fates of the Iliad

We've reached $125K of our $50K goal, which is great! But as you may have seen, we've got some pretty cool stretch goals we'd like to reach, including our next goal at $150K to begin work on the Fates of the Iliad expansion box. Jerry + Eric made a video for us, since they really want to be a part of the project!

If you'd like to help out, just tell people you think the game is awesome, or that our art is pretty, or if you're really on-board, build a replica Odyssey and run around your backyard making space-like whoosh noises.

Or just post on social media with a link to this update. (You can still make the whoosh noises)

Terragast Adventures

Our adventures on the world of Terragast continue, with the possibilities of a Craft Fair on the horizon! Join in on the story, and vote on what might happen next. (Spoiler: Probably a craft fair)

1001 Odd Questions - Twitch Tonight at 9PM EST! Terragast Adventures roll on...
over 5 years ago – Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 04:53:47 PM

Join us tonight! We're going to have a fun time on Twitch talking about all the things in the Universe. Leading Zibzab scientists expect this to take 237.5 hours, but we'll try and keep it a little shorter. 

Our Twitch channel is and we hope you'll come along for some fun. If not, don't worry - we'll post a video of the discussion to YouTube later.

Terragast Adventures!

We've entered Week 3 of our adventure on Terragast, with a new bonus addition: Tooltips! Various words in the paragraphs will now be highlighted, allowing you to click on them for more information. As always, your votes determine what happens next, so dive in and read all about a dangerous breakfast catastrophe: 

(Non-breakfast content also included)

Crew Pins, and 1001 Odd Questions Stream on Monday night!
over 5 years ago – Sat, Feb 09, 2019 at 10:49:07 PM

Thanks to all of you, we've crossed the $100K mark on 1001 Odysseys, which is pretty awesome. This unlocks...crew pins!

We wanted to do something fun for an exclusive backer reward, and we think you'll love having these little pins to attach to your collar or shirt or wherever, to proudly display your role on board the Odyssey.  The set of four pins will now be included with every copy of the game pledged for during the campaign + BackerKit. 

1001 Odd Questions

On Monday night we'll host a livestream full of questions! Some we've gathered from the internet, others that we've written ourselves, and more from the live audience in the Twitch chat as we go. We'll range from silly topics to serious game design topics, and ultimately probably talk about cats for an hour. 

Join us at on Monday, and if you've got a question you'd like answered, post it here in the comments section and we might just answer it on-air! 

Art Diary, Web Adventure, and 90K!
over 5 years ago – Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 03:15:26 PM

We've posted our latest Design Diary, which this time is an Art Diary courtesy of Cari and Amanda. The beautiful watercolor planet maps take quite some effort to make, and they've been gracious enough to show the process!

From Sketch to Completion
From Sketch to Completion

In addition, part 5 of your adventures on Terragast has been posted! With a pack full of dazzly glitter, what're you going to do next? Shout at the forest? Probably shout at the forest.

90K, Upcoming Stretch Goals

We just crossed the $90000 threshold overnight, which is exciting, as we're drawing near the 100K stretch goal for crew pins! I'm sure you want to be wearing these as you adventure through space, and probably everywhere else, too. 

Don't your co-workers need to know that you're the Navigations Officer aboard a starship?

Live Demo with TWIST Gaming tonight at 8PM, Prologue Adventures Continue
over 5 years ago – Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 06:13:04 PM

Tonight at 8PM Eastern we are going to run a live demo stream of 1001 Odysseys with TWIST gaming on their Twitch channel at Come and join Julia and Chris, we'll be answering questions in chat, adventuring around Brumigum, and if you're lucky, Ivy will walk across the camera shot at least once during the evening. 

The stream will be archived and available for viewing on YouTube afterward, if you miss it! (But don't miss it)

Prologue Adventures: Week 2!

Part 4 of your adventure on Terragast has been posted on, and we're gearing up for another week of fun exploration, as you enter the Terrafern Valley. Is it full of danger, scary bite-leafs and panthers?

As it turns out, no. Mostly just pleasant leafy herbs!